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How to embed type in photoshop. Heres a tutorial that will how you how to carve your mark. This is so simple it should be illegal.

Plastic Engraved type in Photoshop Photoshop Tutorial

Step 1

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Start with the background. This is one I made using a couple of gradients.

Step 2

Add a new layer with your type on it.

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Step 3

Duplicate your background layer. Press Ctrl/Cmd+J
Ctrl/Cmd click on your type layer to start the “marching ants”
Make sure your top background layer is active.
Press delete, you won’t see any difference, but you just cut a hole in your layer.
Click the eye icon next tothe type layer to hide it.

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Step 4

 

click the “f” at the bottom od the layers pallette to add a layer style.

Go to bevel and emboss and fool around until you get a similar result. See your type appear just like magic.

Keep the layer style box open.

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Step 5

Now go to drop shadow and add a similar setting.

Click ok to apply your effect.

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Step 6

 

Now lets darken the background a bit for some added realism.

Select the bottom background layer.

Press Ctrl/Cmd+L to open the levels box

Drag the left most slider in a bit and the middle one to the right a bit to darken things up a tad.

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Step 7

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Here is the result!

 

download the PSD

 

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Colin Smith is founder of the #1 PhotoshopCAFE online community which has received over 30 million visitors. Colin has Authored/Coauthored 18 books. He has won numerous awards including 3 Guru awards. He’s been nominated for the Photoshop Hall of Fame twice. Colin is a regular columnist for Photoshop User Magazine. He’s been featured in almost every major imaging magazine, and is in high demand as a speaker at major industry events including Flash Forward and WPPI . He consults such companies as ABC Disney, Apple and Adobe

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Colin Smith is founder of the #1 PhotoshopCAFE online community which has received over 30 million visitors. Colin has Authored/Coauthored 18 books. He has won numerous awards including 3 Guru awards. He’s been nominated for the Photoshop Hall of Fame twice. Colin is a regular columnist for Photoshop User Magazine. He’s been featured in almost every major imaging magazine, and is in high demand as a speaker at major industry events including Flash Forward and WPPI . He consults such companies as ABC Disney, Apple and Adobe

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